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Root Canals Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
I am 30 years old and perfectly healthy.

I had 3 root canals over the last 4 weeks done by an endodontist. 2 had to be repeated and 1 did not need a root canal at all he did the WRONG tooth. So a total of 4 days in the chair (5 rootcanals on 3 teeth).

After 4 weeks of antibiotics and severe inner tooth pain, my dentist says they are infected and the work was sloppy. He now wants me to go to a different endodontist and get the root canals redone (9 root canals on 3 teeth).

I have started to go blind over the last 2 weeks. All the eye doc's are looking for an infection. I have been tested for everything known to man over the last 2 weeks. Could the infection in my root canals have caused my vision loss? ...Visitor from PA

I seriously doubt that dental infections and/or root canals will cause blindness, but i guess anything can happen, so let the eye doctor explore.

I would suggest that you get second opinions from an endodontist who works with a microscope, has a good reputation and at least 15 years of experience.

I would also consider finding a new general dentist.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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